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Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT)

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT)


GPAT Exam Date

April 9, 2022 (9 AM to 12 noon)

Name of the Examination
Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test
Common Name
GPAT
Conducting Body
National Testing Agency
Frequency of the Exam
Once a Year
Exam Level
National Level Exam

What is GPAT?

Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test (GPAT) is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The exam is conducted once a year. 

GPAT 2022 scorecard is LIVE on its official website. Candidates can download and check their scores. 

Through GPAT, aspirants can aim for 24,000 seats in the Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) program in AICTE and PCI approved institutions. 

There are various top colleges in Bangalore accepting students for the M.Pharm program. Seek admissions in Bangalore and make the best of your potential.

Aspirants applying for the exam should have cleared or appeared in the final year of Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) course. 

GPAT Exam Details:

GPAT Registration Mode
Online
Exam Mode 
Online
Language Mode
English
GPAT 2022 Exam Duration
3 Hours
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice Questions
Validity of Scores
3 Years

GPAT 2022 Exam Dates:

Events 
Dates 
Beginning of Registration Process
February 16, 2022
End of Registration
March 17, 2022
Last date for fee payment

March 18, 2022

Application Correction Window

March 19 to 21, 2022

Admit Card

April 6, 2022

Exam Date 

April 9, 2022 (9 AM to 12 noon)

Answer Key

April 30, 2022

Results
May 20, 2022

NTA GPAT Registration:

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to register for the GPAT exam 2022:

Step 1: Visit the official website of Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test.
Step 2: Fill in all the primary and mandatory fields, such as name, email ID, Phone number, and answer the security question.
Step 3: Candidates have to reconfirm their data and click on the submit button.
Step 4: Note down the system-generated application number, user ID, and password.

How to fill up the GPAT Application Form?

Step 1: Visit the official website of Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2022.
Step 2: Aspirants need to log in using their credentials such as email ID and password.
Step 3: After logging in, they need to click on the Application Form and add their personal and educational details.
Step 4:  Candidates have to select 4 preferred exam centers. They must review and confirm their choices and details before submitting the form.
Step 5: Aspirants need to upload their attested scanned copies of all the required educational and identification documents on the website.
Step 6: Review and confirm all the details and proceed to the payment of the application fees through debit/ credit card or Net banking.
Step 7: Aspirants must take a printout of the payment confirmation for future reference.

GPAT Application Fees:
Category
Application Fees (In Rs.)
General/ Unreserved

Male: 2,000

Female: 1,000

Gen-EWS/ SC/ ST/ PwD / OBC- (NCL)/ Reserved
Male & Female: 1,000
Transgender
1,000

Documents Required:

The following self attested documents will be required to fill up the NTA GPAT application form and further processes: 

Required Documents
Specifications
Passport-size photograph
  • Coloured Photograph
  • Photograph Shouldn't be Older Than 6 Months
  • Size: 10 KB- 200 KB
  • Format: JPG/ JPEG
Signature
  • Should be Done on a White Paper.
  • Should be Done Using a Black or Blue Pen.
  • Candidates can not Overwrite the Signature.
  • Size: 4 KB- 30 KB
  • Format: JPG/ JPEG
  • Class 10 Marksheet
  • Class 12 Marksheet
  • Bachelor's Degree Marksheet
  • Government of India Approved ID card
  • Caste Certificate (If Applicable)

GPAT Exam Centres:

The exam will be conducted in several centers across India. Here is a list of some of the popular exam centres:

Ahmadabad
Allahabad
Bhopal
Bangalore 
Chandigarh
Chennai
Dehradun
Delhi
Guwahati
Hyderabad
Indore
Jabalpur
Kanpur
Kolkata
Lucknow
Mumbai
Mysore
Noida
Patna
Pune
Raipur
Surat
Tirupati
Vijayawada

GPAT Syllabus and Books:

GPAT exam syllabus consists of the following topics:

Pharmaceutics 
Pharmacology 
Pharmaceutical Chemistry 
Pharmacognosy 
Physical Chemistry 
Physical Pharmacy 
Pharmaceutical analysis
Microbiology 
Biochemistry 
Biotechnology 
Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics
Human Anatomy and Physiology 
PathoPhysiology 
Pharmaceutical Management 
Pharmaceutical Engineering 
Dispensing and Hospital Pharmacy
Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence

Books for GPAT Exam:

Here is a list of reference books to study the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test syllabus.

Book Name
Author
The Pearson Guide to GPAT and Other Entrance Examination in Pharmacy
Akaberi Shah Baser
Advance Organic Chemistry: Reaction, Mechanism & Structure
Jerry March
Biochemistry
Lehninger or Satyanarayan
Industrial Microbiology
Cascida
Pharmaceutics: The Science of Dosage Form Design
Aulton
Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis
B. K. Sharma

GPAT Exam Pattern:

Duration
3 Hours
Exam Mode
Online
Total Marks
500
Total Questions
125
Number of Sections
5
Division of Sections

Section A: Pharmaceutics

Section B: Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Section C: Pharmacology

Section D: Pharmacognosy

Section E: Other Subjects

Division of Questions

Section A: 38

Section B: 38

Section C: 28

Section D: 10

Section E: 11

Marking Scheme

+4 for Every Right Answer

-1 for Every Wrong Answer

0 for Unattempted Questions

Question Type
Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)

GPAT Preparation Tips: 

Candidates can follow these tips to prepare the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test syllabus :

  • Study meticulously: Candidates must understand the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test syllabus along with the question paper pattern and prepare accordingly. They must dedicate strict study hours to understand the curriculum.

  • Mocks for Perfection: Taking sample mock tests online can be a good strategy to master time management and efficiency while writing the exam.
    By evaluating the mock scores, candidates can understand the areas that need more attention and prepare accordingly.

  • Switch the Study Material: Candidates must refer to multiple study materials to be thorough with the GPAT exam syllabus. It gives them a more comprehensive understanding of the subject.

  • PAT your back once in a while: It is essential to take breaks when required and eat healthy food.
    Candidates must trust their preparations for NTA GPAT as they tread towards a successful career in medicine.

GPAT Admit Card:

Candidates can download the admit card by following the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2022.
Step 2: Hit the Admit Card link and login using your credentials. 
Step 3: Admit card will be displayed on the screen. 
Step 4: Confirm all the details on the admit card. Download and take a printout of the same for future reference.

GPAT Results:

Results can be viewed by following the steps below:

Step 1: Go to the official website of the GPAT 2022 and click on the Tab for Scorecard.
Step 2: Log in using valid credentials such as email ID and password. 
Step 3: Results will be displayed on the screen. 
Step 4: View and print the results for future reference.

GPAT Cut offs:

GPAT cut offs will be released by the NTA on its official website. Candidates need to secure more than the cut-off to qualify in the exam.

Deciding Factors for GPAT Cut off: 

  • Total number of candidates who appeared in the examination
  • Total number of Seats
  • Total numbers of candidates qualifying for the exam
  • Difficulty level of the exam
  • Reservation Norms

GPAT Counselling:

Candidates have to secure the minimum percentage marks in NTA GPAT to participate in its counselling process. They will be able to seek admission to M.Pharm courses in around 800 colleges across India. 

  • Candidates have to comply with the selection procedure of their allotted Institute.
  • Final selection will be based on the candidate's Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test scores and performance in Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interview (PI).

Documents Required for Counselling at the Institute:

  • Passport Size Photographs
  • Marksheet of 10th Class 
  • Marksheet of 10+2 Level & Original Certificate.
  • Marksheet of Bachelor's Degree
  • Migration Certificate
  • Provisional Certificate
  • GPAT 2022 Admit Card
  • GPAT Score Card
  • Valid ID Proof
  • Caste Certificate (If Applicable)

GPAT Scholarships:

Candidates can avail themselves scholarships through the National Testing Agency (NTA) or Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for further research and study in the field of pharmacy.

Following are the rules and regulations of GPAT scholarship: 

  • NTA provides scholarships through the allotted M.Pharm institute. It is tenable for the period of pursuing the postgraduate program. 
  • CSIR provides scholarships that are tenable for the 5 year integrated course, i.e. M.Pharm- Ph.D from Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (ACSIR) or any other laboratory of CSIR. 

  • The fellowship amount through CSIR is Rs. 25,000/-. Those who have qualified for Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) are not eligible for fellowship. 


FAQs

- Visit the official website of Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test 2022 and register.

- Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test will be conducted in the online mode.

- Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test is conducted for the Master of Pharmacy (M.Pharm) course.

- There is no age limit to apply for the Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test.

- Candidates will be awarded 4 marks for every right answer and 1 mark will be dedicated for every wrong answer.

- National Testing Agency (NTA) has been conducting Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test since 2019. Till 2018, the exam was conducted by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

- GPAT scores are accepted by over 800 Institutes across India.

- GPAT scores are valid for 3 years from the date of results.

- The application fee is as follows: 1) Rs. 2,000/- for male and Rs. 1,000/- for female in the unreserved category. 2) Rs. 1,000/- for male and female in the reserved category. 3) Rs. 1,000/- for transgender.

- Students with B.Tech (Pharmaceutical or Fine Chemical Technology) are exempted from answering the exam.
Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants have to meet the following GPAT eligibility criteria to apply for the exam:

  • Candidates must have graduated with a full-time degree in Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm) from a recognized university.
  • Aspirants appearing in the qualifying exam of their final year of B.Pharm are also eligible to write the exam. However, they must mandatorily submit their certificate of graduation while counselling.
  • The candidate must be an Indian citizen. 

  • There is no age restriction for GPAT exam eligibility.
  • Students with B.Tech (Pharmaceutical or Fine Chemical Technology) are exempted from answering the exam.





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